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Applied Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

  • Lucie Dlugasch
  • Lachel Story
  • ISBN-10: 1284150453
  • ISBN-13: 9781284150452
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Applied Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse is a comprehensive resource which serves as a bridge between clinical experience and the role of an APN. A comprehensive and concise text, it helps students navigate the data and presentation of symptoms that must be considered when making a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment. The text takes an advanced-practiced focus and links changes to a patient’s health to signs and symptoms to help the student identify a diagnosis and treatment. In addition, the text provides the ‘why’ behind the choices and decisions advanced practice nurses make on a day-to-day basis.


  • Advanced practice nursing focus

  • Coverage of gerontology, pediatrics, maternal, and mental health content meet requisites for core advanced pathophysiology

  • Comparison and contrast data of similar disease states help facilitate symptom recognition and differential diagnosis

  • Features common diagnostic tests (i.e. labs, imaging studies)

  • Discusses the influence of cultural and gender variations in the presentation of disease

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Cellular Function
Chapter 2: Immunity
Chapter 3: Hematopoietic Function
Chapter 4: Cardiovascular Function
Chapter 5: Respiratory Function
Chapter 6: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis
Chapter 7: Urinary Function
Chapter 8: Reproductive Function
Chapter 9: Gastrointestinal Function
Chapter 10: Endocrine Function
Chapter 11: Neural Function
Chapter 12: Musculoskeletal Function
Chapter 13: Integumentary Function
Chapter 14: Sensory Function